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Alaska farmers want prison-run slaughterhouse kept open

 


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Farmers across Alaska are fighting to keep a state-run slaughterhouse open after lawmakers announced plans to shut down the facility next June due to budget concerns.

Officials with the Alaska Farm Bureau say Mt. McKinley Meats and Sausage, which is one of the state’s three meat processing facilities, is hurting the state economically because the facility isn’t allowed to compete in the private sector.

State legislators announced last month that the plant could be shuttered for good by the end of the current budget cycle, KTUU-TV reported. But the bureau is pl...



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